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Rubber Ducky

This was an especially fun project. Please let me know what you think and how i can improve. Don't be shy to give creative suggestions. Thank you for your time and comments


ozgur bilge , April 16, 2009; 08:14 P.M.

Hello Sonia

Being a project; I think, you could play by light, lightening from one side could contribute to depth and composition; and the bubbles could be more located..Too much light here.. A little contrast may help.. Well, it is a good capture.. congrats.. OB

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Lawrence Paiken , April 16, 2009; 09:18 P.M.

This is great, Sonia. This is such a cute kid, and I can sense you are having fun with this series. I like the composition. Well done ,my friend. Regards, as always, Lawrence.

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Ali Khataw , April 16, 2009; 10:24 P.M.

Sonia, amazing image. Great memory photo with fantastic processing. Great Work. Best Regards

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Mehmet Akin , April 17, 2009; 12:00 A.M.

very beautiful..like a postcard...congrats

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Gail Harmer , April 17, 2009; 12:52 A.M.

What a Sweetheart

Great shot Sonia....and effects.....great color, sparkling eyes....love those 'rolls'....beautfiful comp

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Linda Davidson , April 17, 2009; 02:25 A.M.

This is so cute Sonia. What an adorable baby. I really like the asymmetrical balance of your subject on one side and the bubbles on the other. I have two small suggestions. There is a tiny bit of bubble that was almost cropped out on the lower left side, I'd clone or airbrush that out. The other thing, and this could just be me, but it looks like the tub is floating. Maybe it is supposed to look like this. But, if not, I think it should be anchored somehow. Other than that, I think you have a promising future as a baby photographer. This one and the other one with the baby in the suitcase are fantastic. All the best.

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Fabrizio R. , April 17, 2009; 03:46 A.M.

A very good image Sonia! What baby, he is so joy! I like the composition and would not change anything i find the image impressive and attractive, it ctach the eye and transmit joy, well done! Ciao, Fabrizio

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Keith Lancaster , April 17, 2009; 04:44 A.M.

Adorable work Sonia....Very enjoyable scene...Regards

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Sumon Mukherjee , April 17, 2009; 05:09 A.M.

Lovely composition. Beautiful presentation. Best regards.

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B.C Okmen , April 17, 2009; 05:27 A.M.

this is such a cute image , the baby is adorable and you have captured it so beautifully dear Sonia, congrats.

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Linh Dinh , April 17, 2009; 11:44 A.M.

Another lovely baby shot from you! Wonderful work! Best regards, Linh Dinh

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Sonia Mason , April 17, 2009; 12:10 P.M.

Thank you all so much for your very encouraging comments and helpful suggestions. Linda and Ozgur I take your thoughtful consideration to heart and I think your suggestions are very valuable. I am glad I presented this to PN before the parents because I can apply your suggestions in the finished product. Thank you again

El Porte-Bonheur , April 17, 2009; 02:01 P.M.

A classic but very well presented. Big compliment Sonia, great work

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Christine R , April 17, 2009; 03:27 P.M.

Beautiful composition. I understand you have lot of pleasure to make this one with this baby with a very nice expession. Best regards Christine

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Jill Vahlquist , April 17, 2009; 04:30 P.M.

That expression is priceless.. So sweet shoot... Great work...

All the best, Jill

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Leslie Bingham Bennett , April 17, 2009; 04:49 P.M.

Love love love it! Wonderful portrait Sonia! Very creative. What a sweetie! Well done! Take care, Leslie

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sibin bibic , April 17, 2009; 04:54 P.M.

simply beautiful

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Anabela Sequeira , April 17, 2009; 05:58 P.M.

Lovely work! Best regards.

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Warren Kaplan , April 17, 2009; 06:24 P.M.

Just terrific!!!!!!!

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Andrea Allison , April 17, 2009; 07:08 P.M.

Wonderful shot Sonia !! Nicely done , so cute...

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ozgur bilge , April 17, 2009; 10:33 P.M.

Dear Colleagues

I want to repeat Sonia 's question: " how i can improve." this picture.. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Isn't that mean "can this picture be better than this"? In other words, what can I do to make it better?.. Almost all of you think that it went to farthest end and there is nothing that can be done.. Of course, it is a good picture.. I know almost all of you better than me.. Dear colleagues, I do not want to think that you are hiding your valuable suggestions.. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Dear Sonia Take these words as a comment.. Being only one doing suggestion, I felt that I have to make an explanation that I am not criticizing the picture negatively.. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Best Regards to everyone.............. OB

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Kaushik Chatterjee , April 18, 2009; 08:30 A.M.


Wonderful treatment and presented. The smile is priceless. I like the extra space in the right. Rgds.

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Wendy de Kok , April 18, 2009; 09:28 A.M.

Lol, what a lovely and happy bath portrait :)

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Luis Miro , April 19, 2009; 02:02 A.M.

It's a wonderful work Sonia! I agree with Linda and (for me) perhaps the most relevant is that it looks like the tub is floating... and even I think that depending on the destination or the purpose of the image that could be good...or don't. Warm regards, Luis

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Ramon Romero , April 19, 2009; 02:33 A.M.

Una foto excelente,la luz,color,composicion,edicion,todo es fantastico,pero lo mejor es la cara de felicidad de la niƱa.Un saldo y enhorabuena.

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Tony Hadley , April 19, 2009; 05:48 P.M.

well fed 6/6 anon

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Alberto Quintal , April 19, 2009; 10:13 P.M.


Lovely and excellent work!!!



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Bettie Coetzee , April 22, 2009; 03:28 A.M.

...and magic

Your'e the one, Sonja. Your people shots - from weddings to especially children just rocks. Fun, joy and a gift to make the ordinary magical set your images apart. Toast

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Sonali De , April 23, 2009; 12:16 P.M.

Great image and very cute. Love it. Regards.

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Maurizio Moro , April 23, 2009; 04:52 P.M.

TOO MUCH NICE, my dear!...Ciaomau!

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S. Lee Cashman , April 23, 2009; 05:30 P.M.

Great work, Sonia. Love the bubbles and the choice of buckets. :-)


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Sonia Mason , April 30, 2009; 11:58 A.M.

Thank you all so much. I'm sorry it has taken me so long to return to thank you. This spring has been busy. I will be sure to give the parents a choice of whether the bucket is floating or on solid ground. The original bucket had a big Corona symbol on it that I had to remove. Thank you all again for your kind, encouraging and helpful comments

Bettie Coetzee , January 03, 2010; 03:46 A.M.


ino fairyland. wow, sonia, ive added yr delightful baby images to my favourites, as inspiration. toast tp you!

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Sonia Mason , July 20, 2010; 07:39 P.M.

Thank you very much Bettie. I appreciate it.

Daniel Hristescu , April 14, 2011; 03:09 P.M.

Wow !


Super !

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Stanley Sykes , January 16, 2013; 05:59 P.M.

Beautiful Shot

I would a little bit more light from the right side to show her curls tother than that you nailed it. Good Job Sonia!

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